AKA "Simon", the Necronomicon hoaxer. The guy is an interesting writer, but credulity isn't a strong suit. I've got 5 Levenda books, all are entertaining, but I honestly think less than 20% of his material is factual. "Boys From Brazil" type of paranoia. It sells, though...
I’ve known a several German “neo-nazi occultists" and an actual member of the NSDAP who was very much a fan of the paranormal (before this was common) and a reader on occult topics -- although he didn’t exactly engage in occult practices. So I can pretty much assure you that this is all bunk. I’ve never seen a book on the topic that is even 20% accurate.
My dad was an aerospace engineer and worked with several German engineers who worked in Germany when Hitler was in power. Only three said that they belonged to the NSDAP. Of those only one still had the same beliefs after the war. Yep, it was “crazy Rudi” the paranormal guy. But he got along fine with the “pinkos” who even back then predominated in what would become the “New Age” movement. (As long as they stuck to their psychic experiments and didn’t talk politics, history, or current affairs.)
It is rather interesting that this guest wrote a fake Necronomicon
. Many of the German “neo-nazis” would, at least when they were younger, have been all goo goo over that. At that time, not all of Lovecraft’s tales had been translated into German and there was certainly no good biographical information available in German. Many of them thought the Necronomicon
They avoided Anton LeVey. Besides thinking that Satan was a member of the Christian "pantheon" (which they didn’t accept), they just didn’t trust things written by Jews. However, they would have thought this Necronomicon
was just fine –- never dreaming that it was written by someone just as opposed to NS Germany and just as full of B.S. as LeVey was.
Sorry for the convoluted writing. The Muse is miles away tonight.